Published On: Wed, Jun 16th, 2021

Strawberry & hazelnut meringue cake

As we embrace summer we can look forward to all that it offers, including, sunshine, al-fresco dining, cocktails and of course Wimbledon, which of course means strawberries, and this Strawberry & hazelnut meringue cake from Waitrose ticks all the boxes!

Strawberry & hazelnut meringue cake

Strawberry & hazelnut meringue cake

As we embrace summer we can look forward to all that it offers, including, sunshine, al-fresco dining, cocktails and of course Wimbledon, which of course means strawberries, and this Strawberry & hazelnut meringue cake from Waitrose ticks all the boxes!

Course afternoon tea, Dessert
Cuisine british
Keyword meringue, strawberries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Author Waitrose

Ingredients

  • 100 g blanched hazelnuts
  • sunflower oil for greasing
  • 150 g caster sugar plus an extra 2 tbsp
  • 3 British Blacktail Free-Range Large Egg whites
  • a pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 170 ml double cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 170 g Greek-stylenatural yoghurt
  • 400 g pack of Waitrose & Partners Strawberries hulled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/Gas Mark 4. Put the hazelnuts on a small baking tray and roast for 8 minutes or until golden; set aside to cool. Meanwhile, grease and line the base and sides of 2 loose-bottomed 18cm (8IN) sandwich cake tins. Put the cooled hazelnuts and 1 tbsp caster sugar in a small food processor; pulse until ground (a few chunky pieces are fine).

  2. Put the egg whites and pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Using electric beaters, whisk to stiff peaks, then whisk in 150g (5 oz) caster sugar in 3 additions. Fold through the ground hazelnuts and vinegar, divide between the tins, smoothing the tops, then bake for 30-35 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Using electric beaters, whisk the cream, remaining sugar and vanilla to soft peaks. Stir in the yoghurt. Remove the meringue cakes from the tins; place one on a cake stand. Spread with half the cream mixture and tumble over half the strawberries. Repeat with a second layer and serve at once.

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